Experience with a Pier-Supported Building over Permafrost

by H.B. Dickens,
D.M. Gray,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 5, Pg. 1-14

Document Type: Journal Paper


Construction of two-story steel frame building over permafrost at Churchill, Manitoba, during 1948 to 1950 is described and its performance discussed; apparent satisfactory performance after nine years of occupancy suggests that concrete pier and spread footing foundation used can be practicable alternative to embedded foundations for large heated structures in permafrost regions.

Subject Headings: Steel structures | Permafrost | Steel construction | Steel frames | Concrete frames | Foundation construction | Spread foundations | Concrete construction | Manitoba | Canada

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